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date: 05 June 2020

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This introduction to the Handbook explains why the Fourth Gospel and Letters conventionally ascribed to ‘John’ can be treated as a cohesive body of literature, and justifies the exclusion of the Revelation of John from discussion of ‘Johannine literature’. It traces how some of the major developments in New Testament criticism during the twentieth and twenty-first centures have impacted on the study of the Johannine literature, and the different new questions that have been provoked in recent decades. The final part of the introduction explains the agenda and the shape of the Handbook and its usefulness for readers with different needs or levels of prior knowledge.

Keywords: Gospel of John, Letters of John, Johannine theology, ways of reading, background, Handbook of Johannine Studies

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